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Department of Health response to Care Quality Commission report on mental health inpatients

Care Services Minister Phil Hope said:

'It's good news that 73% of people described their care overall as good, very good or excellent. It's also important to remember that nearly half of the people who responded to this survey had been detained under the mental health act and had severe mental health problems, which may have affected how safe they felt. It is vital they get the care, support and treatment they need.

People deserve the best possible care when they reach a crisis moment in their lives and we are working to improve services further. We will make sure that the experiences people have shared in this report feed into New Horizons, our new vision for mental health.  New Horizons will support the local development of higher quality, more personalised services and will go one step further - tackling the root causes of mental health problems to help prevent people reaching crisis point in the first place.

The New Horizons strategy will be launched later this year, but in the meantime we want to hear the views of people affected by mental health problems to ensure the strategy really transforms people's lives.‘


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